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While Brie Larson and Emilia Clarke continue to battle it out for the coveted Sarah Connor role in the “Terminator” reboot recently titled “Terminator: Genesis,” it looks like Paramount and Alan Taylor have zeroed in on their John Connor, and it’s not Tom Hardy. The Wrap reports Jason Clarke is now in early talks for the role, while the director and studio have differing ideas about who to cast as Sarah. The film, which will also have a TV series tie-in, will feature a young Sarah Connor (indeed, younger thanRead More
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Bright Abbott is officially on his way to becoming a movie star. As we enter the Era of Chris Pratt, led by his role as Star-Lord in 2014’s highly anticipated Marvel blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy,” now comes word via The Wrap that he may be adding another franchise launcher to his portfolio. Pratt is now in early negotiations to take the lead role in “Jurassic World,” which had originally been earmarked for Josh Brolin. Brolin had been negotiating to take the role but a deal could not be made,Read More
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“Shake It Up” may be ending, but Bella Thorne already has another project waiting in the wings. Deadline reports that Thorne, along with Aaron Tveit, Frank Grillo, and Kyra Sedgwick, has signed on for indie thriller “Big Sky”. Thorne will play Hazel, a teen dealing with an extreme case of agoraphobia, and Sedgwick will play her overprotective mother, Dee.  On their way to a desert facility to seek treatment for Hazel, the two find themselves attacked by gunmen (Grillo and Tveit), and it’s up to Hazel to ensure their survival.Read More
Darren Aronofsky’s got some competition in the biblical epic department. While “Noah”, starring Russell Crowe, Emma Watson and Douglas Booth is in post-production, Ridley Scott is prepping his own big budget blockbuster set in ancient times, with Joel Edgerton now joining Christian Bale in the film titled “Exodus”, according to THR. Bale will play Moses in “Exodus” – after circling Russell’s role in “Noah”, ironically – in the film based on one of the Bible’s most iconic figures, he who parted the Red Sea and all that magical stuff. EdgertonRead More
Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jason Clarke are all in talks to star in “Everest”, a disaster action flick to be directed by Baltasar Kormakur, according to Deadline. Christian Bale had previously been in talks but it looks like that fell through. The film will follow the 1996 Mt. Everest disaster, where a massive storm killed eight climbers from three separate expeditions. Jon Krakauer’s first hand account of his experience in “Into Thin Air” made the disaster famous, though the film will pull from other books and interviewsRead More
She’s worked basically nonstop since bursting onto the scene in 2011 and it looks like Jessica Chastain has no plans to slow down any time soon. She’s signed on to another high profile film, joining Javier Bardem in JC Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year”, according to Variety. Chandor became a hot director of the moment after last year’s surprise VOD hit “Margin Call” and even more so premiering maritime disaster flick “All is Lost” starring Robert Redford at Cannes this year. He also wrote “A Most Violent Year”, and loglinesRead More
The killer cast of Daniel Espinosa’s adaptation of spy novel “Child 44” just got even more awesome with the increasingly ubiquitous Jason Clarke now jumping on board, according to THR. Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Paddy Considine and Phillip Seymour Hoffman are already set to star. Hardy and Rapace play husband and wife in “Child 44″, with Hardy as a Soviet officer who becomes the target of suspicion from his own government and Rapace as his wife, who pretends to be loyal and doting but hiding secretsRead More
This just gets better and better. Jeff Nichols is collaborating for the third time with Michael Shannon on his next project, a sci fi film which had been working under the title “Midnight Special”, and now he’s also recruited Joel Edgerton to star opposite Shannon. Variety reported the news. The film marks Nichols’ first studio film and Warner Bros is already high on Edgerton following a scene-stealing turn in Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby”, not to mention Shannon’s Zod in “Man of Steel.” The two high profile stars guarantee thatRead More
Joel Edgerton just joined Michelle Williams in thriller remake “The Double Hour”, but he’s not done yet. Deadline reports Edgerton has also just closed a deal to join Johnny Depp in Whitey Bulger mobster drama “Black Mass.” Depp plays famed mob boss Bulger in the Barry Levinson directed film, which chronicles Bulger’s rise and fall and capture in 2011, aided in great part by FBI agent John Connolly (Edgerton), a childhood friend of Bulger’s and his brother’s. Initially lauded for his help in Bulger’s eventual capture in Los Angeles, theRead More
Michelle Williams has found herself a co-star for the remake of “The Double Hour” that she committed to back in December. Deadline reports Joel Edgerton will play the male lead opposite Williams in the remake of the 2009 Italian thriller. The original film followed a maid and an ex-cop who meet at a speed-dating event and retreat to his place for a little privacy, only to be interrupted by robbers who appear to be in cahoots with the maid. No word on how closely the English-language remake will follow thatRead More